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Kiribati Travel Restrictions

35.46% of citizens have been vaccinated increase from 31.01% last week
Most visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Kiribati.

Kiribati entry details and exceptions

Kiribati is denying entry to any travelers who have been in or transited countries with confirmed local transmission within 14 days immediately prior to entering Kiribati. A list of countries covered by these restrictions is available from the Kiribati Ministry of Health and Medical Services.


Outgoing travel to KiribatiTravelling from New Zealand to Kiribati

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Visitors from New Zealand must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken hours before departing to Kiribati.

Details and exceptions

Travelers wishing to fly to Kiribati must spend at least 14 days in a country free of the virus before traveling to Kiribati, and to provide a medical clearance to confirm that they are virus-free. Anyone arriving earlier than the required 14-day waiting period may be subject to quarantine and/or deportation.

Quarantine requirements

Visitors from New Zealand will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering Kiribati.


Return travelReturning to New Zealand from Kiribati

COVID-19 testing requirements
Test type

Travellers returning from Kiribati must present a negative RT-PCR (NAAT) or Antigen (quick-test) test taken 72 hours before departure to New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Exemptions apply to the following:

1. Children who are under two years of age.

2. Individuals who can present a medical certificate verifying they have been examined no earlier than 72 hours prior to departure and have been determined to be unable to undertake a test for medical reasons but do not exhibit symptoms of COVID-19

3. Individuals with past (recovered) cases of COVID-19 who have a positive 72 hour or less test result, but have a medical certificate for showing that the individual is no longer considered by a medical practitioner to be infectious with COVID-19

Quarantine requirements

Visitors returning from Kiribati will need to quarantine for 14 days upon entering New Zealand.

Details and exceptions

Travelers to New Zealand from all countries, except eligible passengers from a quarantine-free travel zone (Niue and Cook Islands), must complete a 14-day stay in a managed isolation or quarantine facility.

Quarantine-free travel for Australian passengers are temporary suspended until further notice.

Documents
Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher

Travelers are required to obtain a Managed Isolation Allocation system voucher confirming their place in a managed isolation facility before boarding a flight to New Zealand.


FAQs

  • Most foreign visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Kiribati. Please check the official guidelines from Kiribati for permitted groups and exceptions to the entry restrictions.

  • Fully vaccinated visitors from New Zealand can enter Kiribati without restrictions.

  • Unvaccinated visitors from New Zealand will not be allowed to enter Kiribati.

  • Restaurants in Kiribati are closed. Bars in Kiribati are closed.

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